Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fourth Sunday of Lent: "so must the Son of Man be lifted up... that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.

And this is the verdict,
that the light came into the world,
but people preferred darkness to light,
because their works were evil.
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light
and does not come toward the light,
so that his works might not be exposed.
But whoever lives the truth comes to the light,
so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God."

Sacred Scripture for holy Mass of the Fourth Sunday in Lent.

"Following in the steps of the prophets and John the Baptist, Jesus announced the judgment of the Last Day in his preaching. (Cf. Dan 7:10; Joel 3-4; Mal 3:19; Mt 3:7-12) Then will the conduct of each one and the secrets of hearts be brought to light. (Cf. Mk 12:38-40; Lk 12:1-3; Jn 3:20-21; Rom 2:16; 1 Cor 4:5) Then will the culpable unbelief that counted the offer of God's grace as nothing be condemned. (Cf. Mt 11:20-24; 12:41-42) Our attitude about our neighbor will disclose acceptance or refusal of grace and divine love. (Cf. Mt 5:22; 7:1-5) On the last day Jesus will say : 'Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' (Mt 25:40) " (CCC 678)

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy offers a reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

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